New This Week...
Saturday, June 9
TAO Shabbos Retreat
Please join us for our Shabbos Hour Meditation Retreat this Saturday Morning at 10.30 a.m. as we renew our physical and mental selves when Rabbi Marc leads us in meditation and self-reflection all in a tranquil, loving environment with your TAO community. See article below.
Many Thanks to Leslie and Frank Blackman and Steve Sokol for sponsoring our Oneg Shabbat at Friday's service in honor of their son Cameron's upcoming Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov and much success to Cameron!
Many Thanks and much appreciation to Valerie Leeds and all of our All-Fed Volunteers for their compassionate work in feeding the mouths and souls of our community.
"Meaningful Movies" Continues This Wednesday June 13th, 6:30 PM
Our "Meaningful Movies" Summer Month Series continues on Wednesday, June 13th with our second movie "Please Vote For Me".
Showings start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag dinner and your water bottle or some popcorn to enjoy during the movie. Rabbi Marc will lead a meaningful discussion following each movie.
For Members Only
June 13: "Please Vote For Me"or "The Power of Forgiveness" Click here for movie info.
If you've seen the featured movie before, join us and glean new spiritual insights through the discussion that follows with your fellow congregants and our Rabbi.
"Balancing Breathing" With Rabbi Shoni & Dr. Lisa Saturday, June 16
Rabbi Marc personally invites and encourages all members: older ones, newer members and first-timers to learn one-on-one with Rabbi Shoni Labowitz and Dr. Lisa Sirota-Weiner in this revealing discussion and interactive experience as our "Alchemy of Health" Balancing Life Workshop Series continues with "Balancing Breathing". The breath is your guide. It is the Divine entrance to your inner truth and the beginning of all health. As you breathe, so you live.
This discussion will take place at the home of Rabbi Shoni Labowitz from 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th. Remember to bring a journal, an open heart and clear mind with you. To Reserve, call the TAO office at 954-888-1408.
For Members Only. Waitlist only!
In Need of a Few Good Volunteers
TAO is in need of a few Greeters for our Friday night Shabbat services. Welcoming our members and guests is an important task that helps set our Shabbat mood and lets our attendees know that we are glad to have them join in our service. If you can make the commitment to arrive early on a consistent basis, please contact Dee at the TAO office -954-888-1408.
Do you love our Oneg? We love providing it for you, and we need one or two volunteers to help with the clean-up after services. Please contact Fleur Heaton ([email protected]) or chat with either FLeur or Anne Goldberg tomorrow night at Shabbat Services.
We appreciate all of our member volunteers
Please Do Two Mitzvot
Our loving friend Andy Leeds will be celebrating his 98th birthday on June 18, 2012. He would enjoy receiving wishes from all of us who miss his being a part of our TAO community. Please send cards to: Andy Leeds, 183 Old Dublin Road, Room 213, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458.
Our dear friend and TAO member Sam Lato has been dealing with some medical challenges. Please do a mitzvah by dropping in for a visit with Sam or calling him on the telephone at 954-746-8808. Share your TAO spirit and love by showing Sam how much we love him.
Please Sponsor An Oneg Shabbat
Celebrate your special occasion - birthday, anniversary, promotion - or say thank you or honor someone special by sponsoring a Friday night or Saturday Service Oneg Shabbat. Full and partial sponsorships are possible. Sponsorships can benefit your business as well as it is publicized at the service and in our newsletter. Rabbi Marc will personally acknowledge and thank you for your contribution.
To sponsor an upcoming Oneg, call the office: 954-888-1408.
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- Jun 09- Saturday Morning Retreat
- Jun 13- " Meaningful Movies"
- Jun 15- Shabbat Meditation Service
- Jun 16- "Balancing Breathing" with Rabbi Shoni & Dr Lisa
- Jun 18- Womens Spirituality Group
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TAO-IFSF Peaceful Pairings
Sunday, June 10
JAM & ALL
Invites you to join in
Sun. June 10, 2012 - 3:00-5:00pm
Interfaith Dialogue Group"
At Islamic Foundation of South Florida, 4457 NW 108th Ave, Sunrise
Off Commercial, just east of Sawgrass Expressway.
Topic this month is "Abraham, Ishmail and Isaac." Members of all faiths are welcome to join in this roundtable discussion.
No experience necessary. Bring a friend and your open heart and open mind!
For more information contact
Penny Cheever (954) 993-2251 or Kathy Leonard (561) 289-4621.
Sat, Jun 9- Shabbat Morning Meditation Retreat
|10:30 a.m. The TAO Shabbos Hour Retreat
is a sanctuary of silent inner reflection and sacred presence. Give yourself this hour to be soothed and transformed, through quiet prayer, euphoric chanting, gentle (Renewal-style) yoga, and holy meditation, all in a tranquil, loving environment with your TAO community and friends.
This glorious hour, led By Rabbi Marc, is fabulous for your physical and mental health.
At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina. This is a members only event.
Note: There is no Oneg.
TBA- Men's Spirituality Group
Starting date to be announced
Attendance is mandatory and closed after first session!
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
In this eight week session, we will explore different programs including: procrastination, the power of money, creating happiness, and past lives. Please join us in this safe and sacred space where you can be yourself.
Come home to the brotherhood of men, and take your place as a man among men. All TAO men are invited to this unique strictly-male opportunity. Please call Lowell Gannon if you have any questions 954-240-1944
.Once a new eight-week session has begun, the group is closed to new members until the next session begins. Facilitator
Lowell Gannon can be reached at 954-240-1944
or [email protected]
Second Floor Conference Room at Office - 10200 West SR 84, Davie 33324. Non-members may attend the first two sessions after which TAO membership is required.Directions
From Nob Hill Road, just south of SR 84, turn as if you are going into Burger King and follow the road as it curves to the right. We are just west of Imperial Lighting. There is ample parking.Please arrive a few minutes early as the front door to the building locks at 7pm. RSVP954-888-1408
or [email protected]
Wed, Jun 13 - "Meaningful Movies"
Wednesdays in June
Our "Meaningful Movies" Summer Month Series will continue on Wednesday, June 13th with our next movie "Please Vote For Me".
Showings start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag dinner and your water bottle or some popcorn to enjoy during the movie. Rabbi Marc will lead a a meaningful discussion following each movie.
For Members Only
Schedule: June 13: "Please Vote For Me" Click here for movie info.
June 20: "Timer" Click here for movie info.
June 27: "Happy Accident" Click here for movie info. or "The Power of Forgiveness" Click here for movie info.
If you've seen the featured movie before, join us and glean new spiritual insights through the discussion that follows with your fellow congregants and our Rabbi.
Fri, June 15 - Shabbat Service
Special Meditation Service
|7:15 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Service Begins
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Please dress comfortably and bring your favorite meditation cushion to participate in our Special Meditation Shabbat!
Bring a friend, your children and grandchildren!
Share the joy.
Are you looking for a meaningful and joyous Shabbat? Look no further.
TAO (Temple Adath Or) is the South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal. We are a warm expression of joyful Judaism that brings Judaism to the 21st Century.
Jewish Renewal is about breathing life and meaning into Judaism. It is a return to the mystic roots of Abraham. It teaches that when we touch the Divine within and allow That to shine through us, we achieve a life of balance, harmony and loving kindness. In its essence, Renewal helps us to access the God within.
TAO services are filled with joy as we sing our way through Shabbat. Prayer, meditation and movement are always a part of everything we do.
Join us the first and third Friday of each month. Whether you are Jewish, non-Jewish or want to feel Jewish again, you will be touched by the depth, joy and connection you will feel at our Services.
Learn the PrayersClick for free prayer bookServices
First & Third Fridays
Fourth Saturday (Unless noted otherwise)
Summer Schedule Varies (See below)
Jun 15, July 6, July 20, Sept 7
Regular Friday Night Services
7:10 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Services Begin
Please help setup and cleanup after Services.
During Oneg, please put your plates and cups in the garbage, and it's ok to pick up others' that you see. Also, please be careful not to get cake and food on the floor... we don't want to be asked to leave! Thanks for your help and considerations.
Thanks to everyone who has been helping make sure the room is clean before leaving. There has been a big improvement.
You'll make it a lot easier on the Rabbi and the few people who are helping now. To help with set up, show up at about 6:30pm. Thank you so much!!
Oneg SponsorsCelebrate your special occasion (birthday, anniversary, promotion) or say thank you or honor someone special by sponsoring an Oneg. Full and partial sponsorships are possible. Sponsorships benefit your business too as it is publicized at the service and in our newsletter. The Rabbi will personally acknowledge and thank you. To sponsor an upcoming Oneg, call the office to schedule: 954-888-1408.Feel free to bring a dish to share too! Please write your name on homemade dishes for people who would like recipes. Thanks! Shabbos Food Drive Please bring canned food to services for those who are hungry every day of the year. We are supporting Jewish Family Services and the Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food to services. Each time we bring our dancing feet to prayer and to The Holy One, we can fill our hands with cans. Help continue our mission.
Mon, June 18- Women's Spirituality Group
Women's Spirituality Group is a sacred circle of spiritual women who want to grow and share their souls. Participation requires no prior experience, just an open heart and willingness to be in the company of loving, accepting friends. We neither solve problems nor give advice; we listen and learn, love and accept. Please join us. Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO.
View Shirley Shelpman's notes from April's WSG. Read now
June 18To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Rhonda Hey [email protected]
Sat, June 23 - Saturday Shabbat Service
Exceptions noted below
Intimate... Connected... Joyful. This is how TAO does Shabbos. Bring your drums, tambourines and your hearts as they will be touched. What a wonderful way to start the day!
After Service, enjoy Oneg with your congregants. Will you sponsor an Oneg? Call the office 954-888-1408.
Saturday Morning Services
Saturday Havdallah Services
2012 - To be Announced
Members OnlyServices at Rabbi Marc and Paulina's home are for TAO Members Only.
Members are welcome to bring out-of-town guests. Dress comfortably!Location
Saturday Service is at Rabbi Marc & Paulina's home. Call Office for address: 954-888-1408.Parking
To keep the ability to enjoy services at the Rabbi's home, please follow this parking procedure:
At the Rabbi's house, an attendant will give you a handout with the places you may park. Rabbi Marc did a lot of work to secure parking places acceptable to his development's Board and the City. We must heed the allotments and not park elsewhere.
Please respect the neighbors if they should ask you to move your car or not park in their swale - even if they previously gave permission to park there. By being respectful of their wishes, we assure fewer problems in the future.
TAO's Adopted Family
Through our support of the Touch A Heart Foundation
, TAO has adopted a family whom we will try to offer visits and support during the coming year.
Our "adopted" family consists of a 63 year old grandma with custody of two grandsons, a 10 and 11 year old. Grandma has MS, and on a good day uses a cane. More often she requires a walker or wheelchair. Her greatest fear is losing her home which is the only home the boys have ever known and handicap accessible for her. Their only income at this time is Social Security.
As the holidays draw near, if you would like to make a donation towards food or holiday gifts for our adopted family, please contact the TAO office at 954-888-1408.
We plan to visit our family throughout the holidays and throughout the year. If you are interested in being a part of one of these visits, please let Renee know at 954-888-1408 or by email at [email protected]
This is a wonderful mitzvah project and we hope each of you can participate in this mitzvah in some small or large way.
Seeking Auction Donation & Raffle Items
We're collecting items for upcoming TAO auctions and raffles. Some of the types of items we are seeking are listed below. Click here for a more comprehensive list
- Antiques, Art & Collectibles
- Retail, Spa, Restaurant gift cards
- Entertainment Like: Day on a sailboat, golf outing
Be creative! To donate, contact Jacci King: phone: 954-818-6546, email: [email protected]. Note: Items may be saved for future events. Thank you SO much for donating and participating. It is with and because of you that we succeed.
- Household Services & Repairs
Meet Jewish Singles
Aleph, The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, has set up a place to meet singles. Simply go to Facebook.com. Search and then select Aleph-Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Then, near the top of the page, click the link: Aleph/Jewish Renewal Singles. Or click here to go to the singles page
directly. Then click the "Like" button in the grey bar on the top of the page.
This is new to Aleph, so there are not many people who joined... yet. Be one of the charter members! There's no cost, and who knows, you might meet your soul mate. To meet people, just click on their names or pictures to learn more about them, and initiate contact with whomever you choose. Good luck... and have fun!
Shmuel Gabbai, 36. I take out the Torah Saturday morning. Would like to take you out Saturday night. Please write.
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Please remember TAO in your will.
Your support makes a huge impact on the work we do. Without TAO, many of us would not be affiliated with any temple community. TAO, The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal, brings a special connection to you, the Divine and Judaism.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Saturday Morning Retreat
Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.
10:30 AM - Meditation Begins
Friday, June 15, 2012
Shabbat Meditation Service
Dress Comfortably & Bring your favorite meditation cushion!
7:15 PM- Cantorial Chants
7:30 PM - Service Begins
10:30 AM- Service Begins
Click to print Prayer book.
Please bring non-perishable goods to Services. We collect for those less fortunate than ourselves.
" Change is a gift. The wrapping may be less than charming yet all change contains an endowment "
June 7, 2012
17 Sivan 5772
The Lord speaks to Moses, saying "This is the rule for the Levites. From 25 years of age, they shall participate in the work force in the service of the Tent of Meeting
When you serve God through God's compassion, you empower yourself with greater strength, elevate your mind with higher thoughts, and soar with the angels. This is what is called "complete service."
Wisdom by Rabbi Shoni
Welcome to TAO
At TAO, you find joyful Judaism, meaningful ritual & universal truths rooted in Torah, Kabbalah and other traditional Jewish sources and draw deeply on our inner truths, communal wisdom and spiritual traditions in accordance with the ongoing process of the living Torah.
Meditation, dance, chanting, song and music, present in Judaism throughout the ages, is an integral part of our services.
Join us and embark on a spiritual journey into your Jewish soul!
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Drumming Services > Watch
Condolences to Cheyenne Chernov on the loss of her beloved mother.
The following people may need help remembering they are whole and healthy. Please, whenever you are with them and whenever you think about them... see them as whole and perfect.
David Daszkal, Mark Wells, Adam Atkin, Leslie Brinkman, Ginny Stein Toll, Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law), Maxine Brodsky (Malcha Bat Fraeda), Chava bat Czarna vet Moshe Abram (Mother of Suely Suchodolsky), Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Brianna Dalnas, Robbin Garrison DiCiacco, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Gila bat Sora, Joyce Goobic, David Goodman (Susan Gotlin's brother), Barbara Gotsopoulos, Richard Grove, Myrna Greissman, Leon Heller, Esther Jungreis, Paul Kay, Ava Kugelman, Andy Leeds, Dianne Lerner, Louis Levy, Jacob Marvin, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Sandra Miller, Jack Moussa, Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), Robert Perlmutter, Susan Quasha (sister-in-law of Phyllis Tess), Rachel bat Nechama (Rick Vogel's sister), Robin (Steve Einbinder's sister), Sara Rosenbaum, Joy Rosenbloom, Joan Rosenwasser, Jackie Sabatucci, Joan Sadik, Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Norma Seegal, Shauel Randell, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris, Frayda Sinnreich, Diana Strauss, Erica Strum, Suely Suchodolsky, Myra Sullivan (Rhonda Hey's sister), Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, Roberta Vogel, Angela Weiss, Camryn & Colby Woodham (Gail Rogers' Grandchildren), Elyn Zerfas.
Please contact the office with requests for additions to this list. We respect your desire to privacy and only list with permission.
Please notify TAO office to remove names from healing.
Jewish tradition externalizes our beloved departed by honoring the blessed memory of family members who passed on (parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, children). The Yahrtzeit Plaque is a permanent memorial to your loved ones|
Add your loved one to the Yahrtzeit Plaque.
Photo by Elyn Zerfas.
Tree of Life
Express the unique spiritual grace and energy that reflects our loving Oneness. That's our Tree of Life.
Gift a leaf to honor your loved ones. Celebrate marriages, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births life!
Order a leaf and show someone how much you love them forever.
Photo by Elyn Zerfas.
|Ongoing TAO Program
Cartridges for kids
If you own or work at a business that is willing to help collect these items, contact Renee at the office.
We will arrange for pickups at any business throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County
Thank you for helping.
Help Repair the World
Memorize this motto:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Did you know
Choose products made from sustainable materials for roof, siding and deck replacement.
Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.
Unique, inexpensive and meaningful
Everything is available on our online Store
LOOKING FOR WORK: Experienced Office Assistant seeking immediate part-time office work. Great with filing, telephones and general office responsibilities. Trustworthy and reliable. Contact Angela at 954--534-6740.
TAO members looking for employers and employees are welcome to place an announcement in this newsletter at no charge.
Employers wishing to give Tzedakah are invited to do so.
Email your announcement to [email protected]
Wednesdays with Rabbi
| By appointment
To schedule a private meeting
with Rabbi Marc Wednesday afternoon, call 954-888-1408. PhotoShop: Elyn Zerfas
There is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once a month for four months - for women in treatment. Simply sign up and ask her doctor to fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason contacts a participating maid service in her zip code. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. www.CleaningForAReason.org Help members who
Sometimes, members need rides to the doctor or to Services. If you're willing to help, we'd like to keep a list of people to call. Please call or email us
if you're willing to help. Sponsor an Oneg
Without your help, this delightful finale of our Shabbos gatherings will change its shape. We are told that it is a wise practice to contribute to a worthy charity before praying. What better time than sponsoring an Oneg. Call the office to reserve your Oneg: 954-888-1408. Community Service Hours
for High Schoolers
We have many opportunities to fulfill service hour requirements.
Call Anne Goldberg at 954-476-0110 to volunteer. Donate Timeshare
Please contact the office with details: 954-888-1408. Tell Someone
You Appreciate Them
Write a Heart to Heart message. Donation is only $18. What a mitzvah! Tell some-one how much you care
Transportation As One (TAO)
People from Miami to Aventura to Boca to Palm Beach want to attend TAO Services and Wisdom Class and are unable or uncomfortable driving. If you will take someone with you, please email us
, and we'll update the list to help make it easy for everyone to attend and participate in our events.
Plus, it's the green thing to do! Carpooling conserves gas and offers the opportunity to enjoy your TAO friends at the same time. Click here for list of people offering rides
.Galia & Ocean Funds
In the spirit of Tzedakah, Paulina and Rabbi Marc set up two funds at TAO - a Galia fund and an Ocean fund. A portion of these funds is used to send toys and other needed items to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations that serve children, including Jafco.
When you share your sweetness to celebrate Galia's birthday (December 6) and Ocean's birthday (June 28) and other occasions, please donate to TAO instead of generously offering toys, clothing and other gifts. In this way, children will benefit from your sweet generosity.
Paulina and Rabbi Marc will be informed that you gifted their children and performed an act of Tzedakah in their honor.
Both Paulina and Rabbi Marc appreciate the health, toys and love their children have and want to give others the opportunity to share as well. To donate, Donate to Galia or Ocean fund
for this tax deductible gift.
|Free & Member Only (MO) Events Mark your calendars!
Sukkot Havdallah (MO)
Shabbat Retreats (MO)
Women's Spirituality Group (MO)
Men's Spirituality Group (MO)
Sunday Salon (MO)
Saturday Shabbat Service at Rabbi's house (MO)
New Year's Day Shabbos (MO)
Join TAO now!
|Do you love the sweet reminder calls Rabbi Marc sends Thursdays prior to Services? Will you sponsor the calls for the next 12 months? What a mitzvah it will be to support this lovely practice. Please call the office with your donation, or click here to donate online now. Please indicate "Reminder Calls" in the message box if donating online. Thanks... LOTS! Your sponsorship will bring much joy to our community.
We'd like to help celebrate your birthday
Click here to email your birth date to us now - we don't need the year!
A place where members showcase their business. Click here or look for Networking on the TAO home page. Members, add your listing by clicking "Join Network" in top right corner. Your listing will appear the day your membership status is verified.
If you wish to offer a discount to TAO members, indicate such.. and welcome to the Network!
Join a Committee
Participating on a committee enriches your life and builds meaningful relationships. Call a Committee Chairperson or the office 954-888-1408. Thank you.
Board of Directors
Rabbi Phil Labowitz
Rabbi Marc Labowitz
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
Dr. Florence Ross*
Immediate Past President
High Holy Days
Men - Lowell Gannon
Women - Myrna Wolf
Zionism: Our Voice
Choir & Musicians
Laura Edge Truong Staff Administrative Director
Renee J. GreeneOffice Manager